Monday, December 09, 2013
Hi, I can finally introduce you to Zack.
May I present Zack R. :
But first a hint: This is mainly for my daughter, but you never know who might find it handy. Zack is on a body pillow cover; the cover used has a zipper on each end to make it easier to insert the body pillow. Even so, it was straining at the zipper opening and I didn't want to damage the zippers. I got some strong cord.
I wrapped the pillow tightly with it, using a slip knot at each end. It slipped into the pillow cover easily this way and I loosened the cord and pulled it back out. Really went in easily with no strain on the zippers.
Now in the body pillow, Zack can be hugged . . .
. . .held in a head lock . . .
or even better, wrestle with my grandson!
He definitely has attitude!
Tomorrow he will be packed in a box bound for MD, where a pillow awaits to bring him to life there. But, tonight, he gets the guest room. Where no cats are allowed! :)
Saturday, December 07, 2013
I received this from my DD today:
It's not only hilarious, I was glad to see it isn't just my Sweet Sugar!
This was as close as Sugar would get to Xena Warrior Princess the first week after we adopted her. Xena still rules the house; but Sugar rules the yard!
Silly me, I thought I needed the crate to protect the kitten! Of course the crate has been long retired.
You may have to copy and paste the link in your browser; it's worth the effort! :)
Thank you CAZ for letting me know how to add the link! Click away all!!
Friday, December 06, 2013
Yes, a few long days! Taking a break right now. I make time for the essentials, that includes break time and other necessities like hygiene, food, exercise, and sleep.
The Six Million Dollar Man has NOTHING on ZACK! Welcome to my lab.
My kitchen has been almost useless as a kitchen for days now.
I've lost count of the paper pattern pieces I've created. Best decision on the whole project was the Master big brown paper pattern I made to start. I've gone back to it over and over.
To create his innards,
his biceps and triceps,
and his pecs, abs, brown eyes and radiant smile! I feel a little like Mrs. Frankenstein!
I may be in love!
I obviously needed this break time! Putting him together is going to be tricky.
He has to be STRONG, there's a tween waiting to beat the stuffing out of him!
I've had my break and drank my tea. Now I'm going to do my exercises while I think on this next step. Aren't rainy days nice?
You'll have to come back to meet Zack! Wish me luck!
Thanks for the visit.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Unless you've been following, see "PROJECT PREVIEW" AND "Blog 2 ZACK or this won't make sense.
So, What makes this Zack, "Zack"?
There's the "details" and more. Construction started with details like brightly colored fabric's.
There's lots of logos and none have to match. :)
"WOO WOO WOO" on a headband. I understand the Zack sometimes wears one and that that's how he announces his entry into the wrestling ring.
No, not a coon skin hat!!
But, unruly hair and sideburns that need trimming!
Ahem, both Zack's wear very skimpy brightly colored briefs.
And non matching leg guards.
We can't forget cool shoes!
Ah yes, Zack also has brown eyes, awesome abs, a winning smile and . . .well, that will have to wait for the next blog.
"This" Zack came about because there's a DD who still thinks her Mom can do anything:
But the absolute key to this Zack's being is a DGS who is a big wrestling fan!
Put it all together and we'll soon have DGS's Zack.
Don't you wish you could see him now?
No sewing tomorrow! But you will see him soon--I hope.
Have a great Thanksgiving.
There is so much to be thankful for. Thanks for the visit.
Friday, November 22, 2013
This morning I got to start on ZACK. Please see the PROJECT PREVIEW blog so you know what I'm talking about.
I've been struggling with family worries and this project has become great therapy. It was clouding my holiday spirit and I love the holidays! This has become a great way to take my mind off things I have no control over. I actually woke the last two mornings thinking of Zack--I mean the project! Not a bad thing.
Yesterday I made the master pattern and traced the detail---old school, low tech.
Details will have to wait until he's done; don't want to spoil the ending! ;)
I love working in my kitchen, bar is a great work area, I have LOTS of light and the window serves as my "light box" for tracing from the master pattern to working tissue patterns.
It works for me!
I checked my sewing area for needed equipment and supplies. I'm an unapologetic pack rat. Check this price! Probably 50 years old, or more!
I have a good supply, all old. I used to sew a lot, long ago. Again, glad to be a pack-rat. Note, one pkg. on sale for .24
Shopping has been done for what I didn't have:
Note the calendar book on the far right front corner of the bar. It lives there unless I have houseguests, but it's always close. It's were I track my food, EVERY DAY, and why I never started tracking electronically. I keep it very short and simple. (Just turned this into a sneaky SPARK blog) :)
F-servings of fruit V-servings of vegetables - top
Food Calories/protein grams Total calories Total protein Meds - columns
Everything is abbreviated; I'm the only one that needs to know.
My mantra: NO MINDLESS EATING, NO MATTER WHAT!
It works for me, EVERY DAY!
Actually I forgot to eat lunch the last two days; time with ZACK wil do that!
Yes, my antiquated tracing paper still works!
I hope to get Zack's shoes done today.
Right now, it's time to do my abs and yoga routine. Remember, it IS a lifestyle change and life goes on.
Thank you for the visit!
Blogging is a great stress reliever for me too!
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